Suicidal Ideation

Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office/Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
August 18, 2022

Policy Narrative

The health and safety of members of the Daemen University community are of primary interest to the institution. When alerted to a student who may be in imminent danger of harming themselves, the University will take all reasonable steps to get that student help quickly and compassionately while working to preserve that student’s academic progress. These steps could include, but are not limited to, requiring a psychiatric evaluation from an outside professional before returning to class, calling proper authorities, including police, rescue, and crisis services to assess the situation, and implementing a “Statement of Expectations” regarding specific tasks the student must follow. Students who have indicated a direct harm to themselves and who refuse to get an evaluation from a medical professional would be subject to follow-up through the Student Code of Conduct. 

Purpose of Policy

To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen University Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.

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Updated on April 3, 2023

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